Cara received her Master of Architecture degree from Kent State University in 2017, where she was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of Merit. During school she worked as a Graduate assistant for the first-year Foundations Studio course, and received minors in Textile Art and Historic Preservation. Previously, Cara has worked as an architectural designer at firms in California, Ohio, and New York City. She joined OPerA Studio in 2019. She is interested in how architecture impacts the public realm, as well as the representation of architecture through video documentation.